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perspiration

 [per″spĭ-ra´shun]
2. sweat.

pers·pi·ra·tion

(pers'pi-rā'shŭn),
1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin.
See also: sweat.
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating
2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures.
See also: sweat (1).
3. The hypotonic fluid excreted by the sweat glands; it consists of water containing sodium chloride and phosphate, urea, ammonia, ethereal sulfates, creatinine, fats, and other waste products; the average daily quantity is estimated at about 1500 g.
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): sudor
[L. per-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe everywhere]

perspiration

/per·spi·ra·tion/ (per″spĭ-ra´shun)
2. sweat.

perspiration

(pûr′spə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The fluid, consisting of water with small amounts of urea and salts, that is excreted through the pores of the skin by the sweat glands; sweat.
2. The act or process of perspiring.

per·spir′a·to′ry (pər-spīr′ə-tôr′ē, pûr′spər-ə-) adj.

perspiration

[pur′spirā′shən]
Etymology: L, per + spirare, to breathe
1 the act or process of perspiring; the excretion of fluid by the sweat glands through pores in the skin.
2 the fluid excreted by the sweat glands, consisting of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products. Perspiration serves as a mechanism for excretion and for regulation of body temperature. Abnormal amounts of perspiration usually result from organic causes but may also be precipitated by severe emotional stress. Kinds of perspiration are insensible perspiration and sensible perspiration. Also called sweat. See also diaphoresis. perspire v.

pers·pi·ra·tion

(pĕrs'pir-ā'shŭn)
1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin.
Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating.
2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures.
3. The fluid excreted by the sweat glands; it consists of water containing sodium chloride and phosphate, urea, ammonia, ethereal sulfates, creatinine, fats, and other waste products; the average daily quantity is estimated at about 1500 g.
Synonym(s): sudor.
See also: sweat (2) , sweat (1)
[L. per-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe everywhere]

perspiration

Sweating.

perspiration

; sweat flow normal skin fluid loss (i.e. sweat excretion from sweat glands)

pers·pi·ra·tion

(pĕrs'pir-ā'shŭn)
1. The excretion of fluid by the sweat glands of the skin.
Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating.
2. All fluid loss through normal skin, whether by sweat gland secretion or by diffusion through other skin structures.
Synonym(s): sudor.
See also: sweat (2) , sweat (1)
[L. per-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe everywhere]

perspiration

see sweat, sweating (1).

insensible perspiration
sweat lost from skin and mucosal surfaces which is not secreted by sweat glands.